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Topic # 206086 9-Dec-2016 09:18
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Apple is rumoured to be negotiating with studios to bring "latest in theatre" movie's to iTunes at the same time.

 

Refer: Apple Negotiating to Offer Rentals for Movies Still in Theaters, but at a Price

 

If, as the articles insinuates, the studios want US$25 to US$50, it will still be cheaper for say a family of 4 to stream/download at home, especially if you have a home theatre with large screen set-up; comfy clean seats, cheaper eats & drinks & pause for comfort breaks whenever.

 

The Movie Houses will not like this.

 

 





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  Reply # 1685046 9-Dec-2016 09:26
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Even my pretty impressive home theatre with my 106" screen isn't a comparable experience to many of the new theatres, so I'll continue to attend for movies I think benefit from a larger screen. 

 

Also at the movie theatre my kids aren't asking for a glass of water, my washing machine isn't reminding me I have washing to attend to and I can have 2 hours uninterrupted.

 

Sure, there are issues with a movie theatre, but I don't see it dying any time soon.

 

 


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  Reply # 1685220 9-Dec-2016 12:20
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As a kid i remember my parents taking us to the civic theatre, buying tickets for hte little booth on Queen st, the multitudes of stairs dark wood, gold statues etc, there was something special about a trip into the city and to the movies, then there was the stars on the ceiling and the lions. I really wish some of the old school charisma could be brought back to the movie world, it would be nice of the experience reflected the cost


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1685227 9-Dec-2016 12:29
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I still prefer seeing a movie in a cinema, not else even comes close, especially for the blockbuster action movies.

 

 

 

Though it is nice that my local cinema is only $8.50 for a non 3d movie.


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  Reply # 1685228 9-Dec-2016 12:29
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networkn:

 

Even my pretty impressive home theatre with my 106" screen isn't a comparable experience to many of the new theatres, so I'll continue to attend for movies I think benefit from a larger screen. 

 

Also at the movie theatre my kids aren't asking for a glass of water, my washing machine isn't reminding me I have washing to attend to and I can have 2 hours uninterrupted.

 

Sure, there are issues with a movie theatre, but I don't see it dying any time soon.

 

 

 

Valid, but counterpoint...

 

My 106" with great projector and good surround sound is a vastly superior experience in most cases because there are no kids, no-one laughing at the wrong point, no-one coughing, no phones ringing etc. The snacks are an order of magnitude cheaper in some cases (popcorn maybe more!) ...

 

I very occasionally go to a movie theater and afterwards, every time for the last 4-5 years I wonder why I bothered.

 

Cheers - N

 

 


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  Reply # 1685256 9-Dec-2016 13:23
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This is not a new idea , pretty sure Peter Jackson backed a similar idea earlier this year.





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  Reply # 1685277 9-Dec-2016 13:32
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vexxxboy:

 

This is not a new idea , pretty sure Peter Jackson backed a similar idea earlier this year.

 

 

 

 

read about "The Screening Room" also another company called "Prima Cinema"


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  Reply # 1685330 9-Dec-2016 14:12
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Talkiet:

 

networkn:

 

Even my pretty impressive home theatre with my 106" screen isn't a comparable experience to many of the new theatres, so I'll continue to attend for movies I think benefit from a larger screen. 

 

Also at the movie theatre my kids aren't asking for a glass of water, my washing machine isn't reminding me I have washing to attend to and I can have 2 hours uninterrupted.

 

Sure, there are issues with a movie theatre, but I don't see it dying any time soon.

 

 

 

Valid, but counterpoint...

 

My 106" with great projector and good surround sound is a vastly superior experience in most cases because there are no kids, no-one laughing at the wrong point, no-one coughing, no phones ringing etc. The snacks are an order of magnitude cheaper in some cases (popcorn maybe more!) ...

 

I very occasionally go to a movie theater and afterwards, every time for the last 4-5 years I wonder why I bothered.

 

Cheers - N

 

 

 

 

+1  Every time we've been to the cinema in the last 10 years or so, admittedly not often, we've always come away saying NEVER AGAIN.  Add annoyances like people turning up late, noisy chip/lolly packets, and instances of people with serious BO and/or foot odour problems, and I doubt we'll ever be back.





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  Reply # 1685389 9-Dec-2016 15:58
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The problem with children isn't other people's children making noise in theatres, but the difficulty of getting away from _my_ child if I watch at home wanting a drink, a pee can she play with IPad....

Then my other half will ask for me to turn down the volume, then the phone rings. A friend pops round. Etc.

Vrs going a a theatre, turning phone off and watching on a huge screen with full surround sound.

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  Reply # 1685421 9-Dec-2016 17:20
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afe66: The problem with children isn't other people's children making noise in theatres, but the difficulty of getting away from _my_ child if I watch at home wanting a drink, a pee can she play with IPad....

Then my other half will ask for me to turn down the volume, then the phone rings. A friend pops round. Etc.

Vrs going a a theatre, turning phone off and watching on a huge screen with full surround sound.

 

 

 

Exactly. I love going to the cinema. I travel for work so I'll go see films that my partner isn't likely to want to see. I guess because I tend to go midweek I don't get any of the problems others have noted. Half the time I'm the only one in the theatre!

 

I'd have too many distractions at home, phones, tablets, being able to pause. The cinema still feels like an event and I have to pay attention in case I miss something.


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  Reply # 1685423 9-Dec-2016 17:25
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We watch movies at home, our Panasonic has a great picture and it is no hassle. It is also a pain to get to a theatre in a wheelchair and I have had some bad experiences at them.

 

 

 

edit; I wonder if the Lower Hutt Event cinema will be rebuilt





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  Reply # 1685450 9-Dec-2016 18:31
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Stuff survey, June 2016:



$10 is the correct price level ; ).

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  Reply # 1685451 9-Dec-2016 18:39
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Going to the cinema used to be special. That is what made it worthwhile. Now you are treated like an assembly-line component, present money, collect item, move on, don't ask for anything that requires an original response.

 

The very last time I went to the movies, I decided to pay the inflated price and have popcorn, just to relive some of the memories of the past. I couldn't choose the amount of butter I wanted on it. That was pre-programmed. I couldn't ask to have it lightly salted. That was also pre-programmed. When I got inside, I nearly gagged. The popcorn was so salty I had to leave it behind. Lesson learned. No more movies.

 

 





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  Reply # 1685474 9-Dec-2016 19:48
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Talkiet:

 

networkn:

 

Even my pretty impressive home theatre with my 106" screen isn't a comparable experience to many of the new theatres, so I'll continue to attend for movies I think benefit from a larger screen. 

 

Also at the movie theatre my kids aren't asking for a glass of water, my washing machine isn't reminding me I have washing to attend to and I can have 2 hours uninterrupted.

 

Sure, there are issues with a movie theatre, but I don't see it dying any time soon.

 

 

 

Valid, but counterpoint...

 

My 106" with great projector and good surround sound is a vastly superior experience in most cases because there are no kids, no-one laughing at the wrong point, no-one coughing, no phones ringing etc. The snacks are an order of magnitude cheaper in some cases (popcorn maybe more!) ...

 

I very occasionally go to a movie theater and afterwards, every time for the last 4-5 years I wonder why I bothered.

 

Cheers - N

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exactly my sentiments. Good riddance to the filthy seats, sticky floors, 20 to 30 minutes of forced advertising, and sitting amongst the occasional inconsiderate feral human. 


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  Reply # 1685569 10-Dec-2016 00:14
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Last time we went to the flicks was with my 2 daughters. $100 AUD later, one of my kids was bored, the other thought it was too loud, an the  seats were sticky.

 

 

 

Will be going to see "Red Dog: True Blue" on boxing day, but that'll probably be the last.

 

 

 

I can wait for BD/UHD BD/streaming. Or this.


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gzt: Stuff survey, June 2016:



$10 is the correct price level ; ).

 

Whangapararoa Hoyts Cinema (Auckland) has $10.90 ($14.50 for 3D) tickets all week, every week, including weekends. Not overly crowded, can bring in your own coffee, popcorn, etc. Not ear-splitting loud either, unlike Event cinemas in Albany - my ears were ringing after a movie I went to a couple of years ago.

 

 





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